Material Bank | June 28, 2022
The Adobe Experience Maker Awards has named Material Bank, the world’s largest marketplace for architectural, design, and construction materials, as the winner in The Disruptor category of its 2022 awards program, designed to recognize individuals, companies, and teams creating the most game-changing, innovative, and impactful customer experiences using Adobe Experience Cloud solutions. The awards celebrate leaders in their respective industries that deliver personalization at scale, enable seamless customer journeys, and drive business growth.
The 2022 Adobe Experience Maker Awards featured 13 global categories, with winners that include The Home Depot, Yahoo, Verizon, among others. The Disruptor category recognizes a company that has reimagined the commerce experience for B2C and B2B customers by driving growth across multiple sales channels, brands, and geographies.
“Adobe’s technology has supported our vision of transforming the way the architecture and design industry works by removing the friction that exists when searching and sampling materials. We are thrilled to have received this extraordinary award alongside some of the best, most future-forward companies in the world and to be recognized for the innovative ways in which we are using Adobe solutions.”
- Adam I. Sandow, Founder & CEO of Material Bank.
Material Bank was nominated for the award by Imagination Media, certified Adobe Partner agency that develops custom e-Commerce solutions. At the awards ceremony, Adobe recognized Material Bank for creating dynamic, personalized experiences from its extensive product catalog of almost 500 brands, thousands of SKUs, and a content database with more than 27 million unique assets. Adobe’s sophisticated technology helps to power Material Bank’s revolutionary platform that simplifies the complex process of material searching and sampling and connects thousands of design professionals to hundreds of brands.
This award follows Material Bank’s recent recognition as one of Business Insider’s Hottest Proptech Startups and Forbes’ Best Startup Employers. Material Bank has experienced extraordinary industry adoption and growth since its 2019 launch and continues to provide powerful solutions that drive the design industry forward.
About Material Bank-
Material Bank is a marketplace for design professionals and brands in the architecture and design industry, providing the fastest and most sustainable way to search, sample, and specify materials. Named as one of Business Insider’s Hottest Proptech Startups and Forbes’ Best Startup Employers, the revolutionary platform powers complex searches across hundreds of brands in seconds. Samples ordered by midnight (ET) are delivered in a single box by 10:30 AM the next day. With a rapidly growing community of members, Material Bank has changed the way material manufacturers and brands connect with the architecture and design industry.
Trex Commercial | June 28, 2022
Trex Commercial, a national leader in architectural railings for commercial applications, has been honored as “Trade Contractor of the Year” by the Cincinnati-Kentucky branch of Turner Construction Company. The commercial products division of Trex Company was nominated by Turner’s jobsite and office staff based on overall job performance, project management, engineering, quality of work, collaboration, pricing and field expertise demonstrated through its work on Cincinnati’s TQL Stadium.
“We at Turner believe that our success is in a very large measure attributable to our trade contractors being true ‘partners’ in construction. All too often suppliers hear from the general contractor only when things are going badly. We believe it is also appropriate to recognize our trade partners when their work is outstanding and, as such, we are pleased to pay special tribute to the Trex Commercial team for its performance and contribution to our shared success on this project.”
-Susie Yanes, contracts manager for Turner Construction Company.
Known as “The Crown Jewel of Cincinnati,” TQL Stadium is a 518,000-square-foot soccer-specific venue that serves as home to Major League Soccer’s F.C. Cincinnati. Completed in 2021, the venue features nearly 20,000 linear feet of Trex Commercial railing, in seven different styles, found both inside and outside the stadium from the seating bowl and suites to the exterior balcony, concourse and surrounding gates. In addition to railing, the Trex Commercial team also custom engineered fencing, gates and other architectural elements to enhance fan safety and promote socialization at the stadium without disrupting visibility of the on-field action.
Another distinguishing aspect of this project was the 3-D laser scanning utilized by Trex Commercial for precise modeling of the distinctive railing shapes and contours throughout the venue. This advanced form of field analysis enabled the Trex Commercial team to not only deliver high-accuracy data capture and mapping, but also contributed to seamless collaboration, faster turnaround and reduced rework.
“Being recognized by one of the most respected general contractors in the industry is especially rewarding, We understand our role is more than just a fabricator of a designer’s concepts and strive to be a trusted and collaborative partner on all our projects. We greatly appreciate the trust and acknowledgement of the Turner Construction team and are extremely proud of our team members who contributed to the successful result of this high-profile project.”
-Laura Rygielski Preston, president of Trex Commercial.
About Trex Commercial-
Trex Commercial is a national leader in architectural railings for commercial applications. Since 1990, the company has been committed to elevating the abilities of all people to safely access and enjoy amazing life experiences, while building an industry-leading reputation for quality and customer service. Based in Minneapolis, Trex Commercial, Inc. is a subsidiary of Trex Company, Inc. To learn more, visit www.trexcommercial.com.
About Turner Construction-
Turner is a North America-based, international construction services company and is a leading builder in diverse market segments. The company has earned recognition for undertaking large, complex projects, fostering innovation, embracing emerging technologies, and making a difference for its clients, employees, and community. With a staff of 10,000 employees, the company completes $12 billion in construction on 1,500 projects each year. Turner offers clients the accessibility and support of a local firm with the stability and resources of a multi-national organization.
Gridscape | June 27, 2022
The City of San Diego via Gridscape Solutions awarded Industria Power a construction contract for eight microgrids, saving an estimated $6 million over 25 years in avoided energy costs. Construction is moving out of engineering into mobilization and is set to conclude in December 2022.
Industria Power is the general contractor for this multifaceted microgrid project. As the project developer, Gridscape Solutions was awarded a California Energy Commission (CEC) Advanced Emergency Microgrid grant. Gridscape then brought in their long-time partner, Industria Power to complete the construction of the project. Shell New Energies US will be the asset owner and operator for 25 years.
"Industria Power and Gridscape Solutions continue to work together to develop and construct more than 18 Complex Solar Microgrids at multiple locations throughout California."
-Ralph Ciarlanti III CEO & President of Industria Power.
The City of San Diego prioritized eight building sites, including three recreation centers, two fire stations, and three police stations. The facility microgrids include 930 kW of solar photovoltaic systems, 2175 MWh of battery storage, and multiple electric vehicle (EV) charging stations.
The microgrids help the City to meet the goal of reducing electricity use by 25 percent of 2010 levels. This aligns with the City's 2015 Climate Action Plan to create a more sustainable San Diego by eliminating half of all greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) in the city by 2035.
The eight microgrids bring resiliency to the city, enabling dynamic shifting of the facility's energy load by optimizing electricity consumption and demand in response to grid signals and energy pricing. Additionally, the standalone power grids allow the facility to island or isolate from the grid and continue to operate during grid outages, relying on power stored onsite.
About Industria Power-
With more than a decade of providing sustainable renewable energy solutions in California, Industria Power is a full-service commercial developer and general contractor in the C&I space. The company offers project development, design, engineering, procurement, and construction of renewable energy solutions including battery-based energy storage systems and microgrids. Successful projects in hospitality, municipalities, commercial and industrial, tribal lands, non-profits, and agriculture are represented in the company portfolio. Industria Power offers all types of financing. For more information, visit www.industriapower.com.
Gridscape is a smart energy solutions company specializing in developing and deploying standards-compliant future-proof products and solutions for renewable energy microgrids and fleet EV charging systems. Gridscape's AI-based, software-driven, and 'Product Centric' approach to microgrids integrated with fleet EV charging solutions allows for lower cost of installation, drastically reduces energy costs, and provides seamless resilience against power outages. The company expects to deploy and operate over 35 microgrids in California over the next 12 months.